Design Articles

fastcodesign.com/3035381/how-the-new-yorker-finally-figured-out-the-internet-3-lessons-from-its-web-redesign A great article on the process the designers went through to re-design an iconic magazine site. Best lesson – get the user to the content they want and don’t interrupt them.

www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/06/22/following-a-web-design-process/ A great article on the whole “process” from the designers perspective. I think the author went to my seminar!

www.thesitewizard.com/webdesign
This site has a ton of good and often humorous articles. Of particular interest, check out his Beginners Guide and 7 ways to Annoy Your Users

www.entrepreneur.com/ebusiness/buildingawebsite
Best quote – “The fantasy people have a lot of times is that they’re just simply going to be able to call a web designer and say, ‘Make me a web site and show it to me in two weeks when it’s all done.”

www.webpagesthatsuck.com
Learn from others’ mistakes

www.ratz.com/featuresgood.html
He’s got a nice basic do and don’t list

smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/31/10-principles-of-effective-web-design/
A great article on creating a site for usability

www.smashingmagazine.com/overlooked-importance-of-professional-journalism If content is king, please write it well.

www.aiga.org/what-design-cant-do And yet another reason why my magic wand doesn’t work and I can’t design your site without your participation; leadership has to come from you. “Design is the language that supports the strategy that promotes the product, which is imagined by people that believe in the vision”.